(Start with "Monday" if you can. It's good to get blogged as much as you can on a Friday, in case you have to go blogless on the weekend.) So, what were we talking about? Oh right. Women who get pregnant easily. Yesterday we discussed "The Irritating Irresponsibles": Women who just get pregnant for no apparent reason other than... well, for no apparent reason.
The most harmless of the annoying chicks who get pregnant easily are the imaginary ones. (Bear with me if you can.)
There are two types of imaginary pregnant women:
1) Mom's like to brag about their kids. This is tough when there may not be a lot to brag about.
So, these Mom's work with what they've got: To everyone who will listen, they brag about their daughters' one crowning achievement: Getting pregnant easily.
"My daughter was going to be a psychololologist, but she got pregnant and gave me a beautiful granddaughter (for my 34th birthday)."
"Then she was going to be an anthropololologist, but she got pregnant and gave me a beautiful granddaughter."
"Then she was going to build homes in South America with CoHabitation for the Homeless, yeah them...but she got pregnant and gave me a beautiful grandson."
"Then she was about to become a general in the Air Force, but just as she was scheduled for her first flying lesson...she got pregnant and gave me a beautiful granddaughter."
"Then she was going to be crowned Miss USA....but she got pregnant and gave me a beautiful (I think that one was a) grandson."
"Then she was going to become the first lady of Monaco, but she got pregnant and gave me a beautiful granddaughter."
I like to think these white lies are just a mom protecting her young and trying to put a positive spin on things.
I'm sure she'd rather use the above answers when asked: "So what's your daughter been up to?" rather than:
"Nothing much. She got thrown out of two online GED programs and three rehab facilities and has been knocked up six times."
So, this daughter isn't 100% a figment of mom's imagination. She does indeed have a daughter: Just not the one she's been telling you about.
2) The second imaginary pregnant woman is (oxymoron alert) really imaginary: Invented by someone who feels the uncontrollable need to top your story every time: Even if this means creating a great work of fiction.
If you just bought a house that's twenty-seven million square feet, her imaginary niece just built one that's thirty million square feet.
If you just got a job as CEO of Microsoft, her nephew's faux step-son is your boss's boss's supervisor.
But, as luck would have it, he's in charge of the Guatemala office, so you'll probably never meet him. Unless you go to a conference in Guatemala, at which time he will have just been notified of his emergency transfer to Kuala Lumpur or maybe Cincinnati.
So if you can't get pregnant, her first cousin can't stop getting pregnant, even though her only first cousin, you're pretty sure, is about sixty-eight.
Her poor cousin, according to Madame La Raconteur, has tried everything not to get pregnant:
Separate bedrooms, green tea, taking a hatful of birth control pills after every meal, having a hysterectomy, gender reassignment surgery, becoming a nun... Nothing works!
Listen I gotta go. I like to swim naked and the neighbors all signed a petiton requesting I do it before daybreak. I'll talk with ya again on Monday.